Trimming down: Strong external competition has limited industry revenue growth

The Weight Loss Services market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.


Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Obesity is one of the leading causes of illness and premature death in Australia. As a result, many Australians are seeking ways to manage their weight. Australians are expected to spend $635.0 million on weight-loss counselling services and related low-calorie foods and dietary supplements in 2016-17. This is up 2.0% from the previous year. Industry revenue is expected to grow by an annualised 1.3% over the five years through 2016-17. This relatively modest growth is largely due to strong competition from both internal and external sources...

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Individual and group weight-loss counselling services dominate the industry, accounting for the majority of revenue. However, as the major players diversify, the diet food and supplements segments are becoming more significant.

Individual weight-loss counselling services

Individual weight-loss counselling services include one-on-one discussions and meetings with weight-loss counsellors. These services account for the largest share of industry revenue, and this share has increased slightly over the past five years. However, while more people are undertaking individualised programs tailored to meet their weight-loss targets, competition among providers has limited price growth for these services. This competition has restrained growth in this segment.


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Industry Products

What is the Weight Loss Services Industry?

Weight-loss providers include any company offering goods or services specifically promoted as a weight-loss solution. Apart from traditional weight-loss advice and counselling services, companies in this industry offer foods and beverages targeted at those wishing to lose weight. This industry does not include gyms, personal trainers and other exercise-oriented companies.

Industry Products
Individual weight-loss counselling services
Group weight-loss counselling services
Fresh and frozen diet meals
Diet shakes, bars, powders and supplements
Other products and services
Industry Activities
Weight loss centre operation (non-medical)
Weight loss counselling services
Provision of low-calorie foods and beverages
Sale of products and supplements to assist with weight loss

Table of Contents

About this Industry

Industry Definition
Main Activities
Similar Industries
Additional Resources

Industry at a Glance

Industry Performance

Executive Summary
Key External Drivers
Current Performance
Industry Outlook
Industry Life Cycle

Products & Markets

Supply Chain
Products & Services
Demand Determinants
Major Markets
International Trade
Business Locations

Competitive Landscape

Market Share Concentration
Key Success Factors
Cost Structure Benchmarks
Basis of Competition
Barriers to Entry
industry Globalisation

Major Companies

Operating Conditions

Capital Intensity
Technology & Systems
Revenue Volatility
Regulation & Policy
Industry Assistance

Key Statistics

Industry Data
Annual Change
Key Ratios

Jargon & Glossary

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